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Meet the new CONAN!


By Rob M .Worley     February 16, 2010
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Meet the new 'Conan' (hey...didn't we already meet him)! Plus: Favreau updates on 'Iron Man 2'. New 'Kick-Ass' posters. Weaving not a fan of his 'Transformers movies. More! Don't need no credit card to ride this train, it's your Comics2Film 10.2.16!



Allison Mack talks SMALLVILLE

'Smallville' fans are directed to an exclusive Q & A with Ms. Allison Mack over at Newsarama. Besides Tom Welling, Mack is the only original cast left on the show and she's also been directing episodes since season 8. Check out the interview for insights into season nine.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.



More Confirmation of DCU Features Coming

The New York Times takes a look at Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov's plans to reshape the studio for future success. Part of that plan is to leverage DC Comics properties into film franchises as successfully as Marvel has.

The article confirms last week's reports that some announcements are in the pipeline regarding 'Wonder Woman' and 'The Flash'.

Few other details are revealed, but ccording to the article, Robinov's approach focuses on making movies with visionary filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, rather than simply pumping out films that looks like Hollywood packaged product.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.



Gatt talks THOR

Actor/stunt player Joseph Gatt talked with about his recent experiences on the set of Marvel's 'Thor' movie with director Kenneth Branagh. Of course Gatt couldn't reveal much but had plenty of praise for the production and its director so far.

"The first day was very exciting. We ate lunch and then a couple of us had a walk through the 6 sound stages filled with the most beautiful sets I'd ever seen," Gatt said, describing the set. "The designers and carpenters have done an amazing job on this picture. I can't tell you anything about the designs except that they will please everyone, from the fan who has been reading Thor since he was 5 to the person who know nothing about Thor, Asgard or The Warriors Three!!!"

Click through for the comlete interview.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.



Hit Girl poster from UK KICK-ASS Campaign

New KICK-ASS Poster

Empire Online unveiled yet another new UK poster for 'Kick-Ass'. This one features a design consistent with the previous UK poster, and has Chloe Moretz' Hit-Girl on it.



Weaving is no Fan of his TRANSFORMERS Movies

Out doing press for 'The Wolfman', actor Hugo Weaving revealed to Australia's The Age that he's really not a fan of the 'Transformers' movies. This is a bit of a surprise, considering that he's lent his voice to both of them as the villainous Megatron.

When asked about whether or not he's returning for 'Transformers 3', which beings production this summer, Weaving laughed and said, "Oh no, They're not making 'Transformers III', are they?"

He then admits that he hasn't been terribly involved in any of the films so far, or even seen them.

"[Director] Michael Bay talks to me on the phone. I've never met him. We were doing the voice for the second one and I still hadn't seen the first one," Weaving said. "I still didn't really know who the characters were and I didn't know what anything was. It's a voice job, for sure, and people assume I've spent my life working on it, but I really know so little about it."

Somebody get Frank Welker on the phone.



Wright Still Working on SCOTT PILGRIM

Apparently in various write ups about the 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' movie, people are saying that Edgar Wright has completed work on the film. This caused a bit of consternation on the part of the director who hoped to clarify things with a twitter post this morning.

"For some reason it keeps cropping up in interviews that I've finished Scott Pilgrim. Uh. This is not the case. Still a lorra [sic] work to do," Wright wrote. If you didn't know, "lorra" is a term clever Brits use when they want to tweet the word "lotta" but can't move their left index finger to the right.

At any rate, while Wright has certain been wrapped for months in terms of photography, there's still editing, visual effects, scoring, sound mixing and a host of post-production tasks.



It's the return of...

Jon Favreau Tweets About IRON MAN 2

Speaking of scores and sound mixes, director Jon Favreau has been tweeting up a storm about the latest work on 'Iron Man 2' (which ain't too far away now, kids).

Late last week Favreau posted a number of tweets about sitting in on the scoring sessions with John Debney at Abbey Road studio in London. He even posted a picture from the studio. More interesting are Debney's own tweets about the process;

  • February 12th: Four amazing and productive days at Abbey Road. The orchestra was amazing. highlight is Ironman putting on the suit... Can't wait to mix!
  • February 14th: Heading home from the amazing week spent recording Ironman 2. I think we blew out 2 of Simon Rhodes speakers...
  • February 14th: Jon Fav and crew are doing it again. Simply incredible film making....
  • Many highs during the week. The "Drone" scene quite fun. Best for me was writing some "Goldsmith" tinged hero music...

Finally, late last night Favreau closed off the scoring session with this tweet:

"Iron Man 2 begins its final sound mix tomorrow. Can't wait to see what Skywalker Sound has up their sleeve."

The highly anticipated Marvel sequel blasts into theaters May 7th.



Meet the new CONAN!

Latino Review has revealed the name of the actor who will be playing the Robert E. Howard's barbarian king in the new 'Conan' movie.

What's that you say? We already learned weeks ago that 'Stargate: Atlantis' actor Jason Momoa is playing the part?

True, but LR has the exclusive on the casting of 12-year-old actor Leo Howard who will be playing young Conan in the first act of the film. Fans have seen Howard playing a young version of a violent hero before. He was kid Snake Eyes in last summers 'G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra'.

'Friday the 13th' director Marcus Nispel is directing 'Conan', set to roll cameras in March in Bulgaria.


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millean 2/16/2010 8:37:38 AM

Hugo Weaving not being a fan of the Transformers movies is kind of funny. However, when you think about his comments, that comes across as VERY unprofessional. Why they got him to voice Megatron instead of Frank Welker in the first place is just one of the many "what was Michael Bay thinking?" moments concerning these movies.

Come on, DC, bring on Wonder Woman, Flash & Captain Marvel!

Will this be the week we find out who is playing Captain America? (Hope so, but I say no...)

Vandal092 2/16/2010 10:03:49 AM

Jason Momoa Conan?? Aww Thats Gonna BLOW BIG TiME! This movie is gonna take a rocket sled into the 99 Cents Bin!!!!

Pendragon0 2/16/2010 10:11:45 AM

Ha!  Damn right, call Welker!  Bay's argument about not using Welker was that his voice has gotten a little out of tune as he's gotten older and he can't pull the Megatron voice off anymore.  The thing is, I heard an interview he did at BotCon, he did the voice, and it sounded exactly the same to me as it did 25 years ago.  So, go figure.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 2/16/2010 10:16:29 AM

How the fuck is he trashing Transformers, again? 

dnbritt 2/16/2010 10:57:18 AM

That kid doesn't really resemble Momoa at all.  I'll reserve judgement, though.

gauleyboy420 2/16/2010 11:08:28 AM


I LOVE the Transformer Movies, but My one gripe would be that they have Optimus Prime, but a Faux Megatron. Lets get the REAL megatron for TF3, after all Frank Voiced Soundwave in TF2


I reallt like DC's take on making films with visionary directors instead of churning out hollywood dribble, like they used to do. Shumaker I'm looking at you...


Still don't care about Scott Pilgrim, I'll bet it's gonna be awesome, but I don't read the comic...Too hipster for me.

noahbody 2/16/2010 11:11:59 AM

If the Thor sets are anything like LOTR it will rock.

HW statements  just seem short sighted.


DCU...beleive it when I see it.

Getting so close to Iron Man, can't wait.

ninjaBam 2/16/2010 11:26:16 AM

 Frank Welker indeed.  I had enuff of Agent Smith in the 1st place. And  for once give soundwave his synthesized voice like in g1 transformers and not have him sounding like Dr. Claw for Inspector  Gadget.(Yes I know Welker does those voices as well.)

Wiseguy 2/16/2010 11:27:10 AM

Thor, Iron Man, DC getting it together with Flash and WW down the line, it's all a comic book fans dreams coming true

Weaving didn't trash Transformers but that "oh no" statement sounds like he isn't a fan at all

I saw some pictures of Momoa without the dreads and he seems ok and looks a bit lighter than in SG. That kid can pass for a younger Momoa IMO, he has slight similarity to him and he should be whiter since this is before he traveled to the southern lands and got that killer tan



cyberbilly 2/16/2010 12:41:29 PM

 Weaving's comments come off as really unprofessional.  How can you act (even voice act) in two movies never having met the director?  How can you have no idea who the characters are or why they're acting the way they are?  Doesn't that make it impossible to do your job correctly?  I've been a fan of most of the work he's done, but those remarks just leave a bad taste in my mouth!

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